I don’t think this is the best episode of the Simpsons, it’s not even in the period most consider the best seasons (4-8), but it’s my favorite episode. It perfectly encapsulates what made the Simpsons amazing in the 90s: right amount of heart, wacky but not balls to the wall, and integrating a celebrity without it seeming like the episode was one long promo for that celebrity – fully understand the irony of that because he’s playing Michael Jackson in the episode. You can read more of my review here: https://imdgflicks.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/throwback-thursday-tv-review-simpsons-s3e01-stark-r... read the rest.
Every now and again you find something hanging around in the back of the fridge or freezer you forgot to throw away. That's how I feel about The Simpsons.
Its humour is, in my opinion, long past its "use by" date, feeling stale, dated and tired. Its a shame it hasn't been shelved as what it did do back in the day, premiering on "The Tracey Ullman Show" (remember her?) was fantastic, witty and current.
For myself I'd rather remember The Simpsons for what it was than what I believe its become. 4/10 from me.
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